5 Customer Questions About Concrete Pumping Hire
Custom Concrete is best known as a specialist provider of site mixed concrete, but it’s not the only service we offer to our customers. Our aim is to provide freshly-made concrete and get it to where it is needed as fast as possible – that way we lock in the product benefits. Concrete pumping hire is one of the ways we achieve this.
We are lucky to have a knowledgeable customer service team who are always available to advise customers when they place an order, or to offer technical support. They regularly get asked questions about our concrete pumping hire, so we are sharing the 5 most common customer queries, and the responses we provide:
1. What Kind of Concrete Pumps do you Have?
The most common challenges our clients encounter are obstacles on the site, or the need to pour concrete from a height – over garden walls, or hedges, for example. We provide 2 types of concrete pump, to overcome these problems:
- Line Pump. A series of pipes are connected to the volumetric truck. These navigate any obstacles, or pass through a building, to deliver your concrete where it is required.
- Boom Pump. A hydraulic arm lifts piping over the wall, or fencing, and allows the freshly mixed concrete to be poured quickly, accurately and without delay.
2. What Information do you Need When I Book Concrete Pump Hire?
Apart from the basics of who you are and where the job is, we will need to know how far you need to pump your site mixed concrete. We will also ask what kind of concrete you require. This will depend on whether you are laying slabs, footers etc, and the Custom Concrete team can give guidance on this. Finally, our Custom Concrete Calculator can be used to determine the volume you will need for your project.
3. Why Not Use Wheelbarrows?
If your site is easy to navigate and you have plenty of people around to transport your mix on site concrete, then wheelbarrows are a viable option. It really depends what your time pressure is, and whether you can afford to use site labour in this way. Concrete pump hire will speed up delivery, eliminate the waste that naturally occurs when transporting manually, and free up your work force to get on with other tasks.
4. Why Do I Need To Supply A Bag Of Concrete?
This question refers to the request we make of our pump hire customers to supply a bag of concrete on site. The reason for asking this is to ensure that your concrete pumps freely right from the start. In order to guarantee this, we use concrete and water to form a grout which is pumped in front of the concrete. It lines the pipes and prevents any blockages.
5. What Access Do You Need?
Custom Concrete operates a fleet of 8 wheeled volumetric trucks that can carry up to 8.5m³ per load. Each truck is 10 metres long, 2.5 metres wide, and 4 metres high. These are heavy vehicles and we make it a rule only to access sites under instruction from our customers. We require a firm, smooth surface for the approach to the drop point.
Working With Custom Concrete Pump Hire
We are a leading provider of mix on site concrete, operating across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We provide batches of fresh concrete, mixed to your requirements. We can mix multiple batches for different jobs. Our concrete pump hire service ensures your concrete is poured as soon as it has been mixed.
Would you like to talk to one of our concrete specialists about site mixed concrete pumping hire? Call us today on 01525 861899 or 07771 545410